Chargé Sleeper to the Secretary of State.


(Mr. Sleeper asks to be advised if the following is satisfactory reply and advice to send to Americans requesting protection of property: “In all cases of damage, destruction, or seizure of property against the will of the owner by agents of the Government or other parties, a complaint stating the facts and containing a list of the property so damaged, destroyed, or seized should be made to the court having jurisdiction, a copy of said complaint being forwarded at the same time to this legation. Wherever possible a statement in case property is damaged or destroyed and a receipt in case property is appropriated, subscribed to by the person or persons responsible for such damage or destruction or making such appropriation should be procured.”)